GreenRoots carves at the Great Pumpkin Carve 2016

GreenRoots carves at the Great Pumpkin Carve 2016

Every year in Chadds Ford, PA expert carvers pull out their A-game for the Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve. With Chadds Ford just down the street from us in Kennett Square, we decided GreenRoots Landscaping better throw our hat in the game and join in on the fun!

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It was important to begin with some sketching and planning for the night. Carvers only have from 4:30-8:00 pm to complete their pumpkins. So we needed to spend our time wisely.

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The first step was setting up the pumpkin as a perfect planter for succulents. The wheelbarrow was essential when moving this many plants and succulents.

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Our horticultural expert built our custom reclaimed wood planter bed on site to ensure a great fit around the pumpkin.

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The next part was getting the branches drawn on the pumpkin and then to carve the outline.

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Here we are carving down the inside to make sure the lights will shine brightly through the branches.

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With the succulents and planters in place, we only had a few finishing details left, it’s looking great!

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Over all it was a great first time carving for GreenRoots Landscaping! And we cannot wait to carve agin next year! Hope to see you all there!

By | 2017-08-24T12:52:44+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Blog|